GRANT LIST

2012

 

Grant Lists 2012

Northwest Area Foundation made 172 grants in Fiscal Year 2012 worth $14,292,521. The fiscal year runs Jan. 1- Dec. 31.

The following list is a description of the new grants paid in FY12 as well as payments made during the fiscal year on previous grant agreements.

A Minnesota Without Poverty
Minneapolis, MN
$75,000
08/12/2012 – 07/31/2013
Ending Poverty and Creating Prosperity through Public Policy and Micro-Enterprise, a grant supporting the work of the Legislative Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020

AccountAbility Minnesota 
St. Paul, MN
$50,000
06/01/2011 – 05/31/2012
Free Tax and Asset Development Services for Low-Income Families, a program that provides financial products and tax preparation to help families build long-term financial security

$100,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
Integrating Financial Services at Tax Time, a program offering asset-building assistance and financial training along with tax preparation for low-income families

Adelante Mujeres
Forest Grove, OR
$100,000
10/01/2012 – 09/30/2014
Connecting for Community, which will work to expand microenterprise programs in rural areas of Northwest Oregon

African Development Center
Minneapolis, MN
$1,000
05/11/2012 – 05/12/2012
Sponsorship of the third annual African Development Center Gala

Afroeco, Inc.
St. Paul, MN
$7,000
05/15/2012 – 09/01/2013
Sponsorship of Project Sweetie Pie: Gardens Without Borders/Classrooms Without Walls

American Indian College Fund
Denver, CO
$5,000
10/10/2012 – 10/12/2012
Sponsorship of the 2012 Flame of Hope Gala

$1,000,000
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2014
Tribal College Leaders in Community Innovation Project, a competitive awards program to honor five tribal colleges that are offering innovative projects that help move families from poverty to prosperity

American Indian Institute
Bozeman, MT
$10,000
01/01/2012 – 08/31/2012
Support for the Gathering of Condolence, Strength, & Peace

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
San Francisco, CA
$2,500
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
Annual Membership

Association of Black Foundation Executives Inc. (ABFE)
New York, NY
$2,500
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
Annual Membership

$5,000
04/27/2012 – 05/01/2012
Sponsorship of ABFE’s 2012 annual conference

Boys & Girls Club of the Three Affiliated Tribes
New Town, ND
$5,000
04/15/2012 – 12/30/2012
General Operating Support

Brotherhood Inc.
St. Paul, MN
$1,500
04/18/2012 – 04/19/2012
Sponsorship of the Brotherhood Inc. dinner

Browning Community Development Corporation

Browning, MN
$25,000
10/01/2012 – 09/30/2013
Fostering the Entrepreneurial Spirit Through Native Business Mentoring, a project to develop an online financial education program

Build Wealth MN Inc.

Minneapolis, MN
$25,000
10/01/2011 – 09/30/2012
For the Family Stabilization Plan, a two-year financial education program focusing on household budgeting and savings

Center for Community Change

Washington, DC
$125,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2013
Reducing Poverty and Building Prosperity, a project that will provide community organizing and advocacy training for grassroots organizations in Idaho, Montana, and South Dakota

Center for Rural Affairs

Lyons, NE
$75,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2013
Support for Rural Microenterprise Policy: Building Support, Creating Opportunity, work focused on strengthening rural microenterprise policy

$65,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2013
For Rural Economic Policy Messages, which will provide analysis on policy approaches that build support for economic improvements for the working class in rural America

Central Area Youth Association
Seattle, WA
$25,000
02/23/2011 – 06/30/2012
Support for the Seattle African American Leadership Forum

Cherokee Park United Church
Saint Paul, MN
$1,000
11/16/2012 – 11/17/2012
For the Overcoming Racism Conference – Decolonizing Minnesota and Beyond: Historical & Current Struggles

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Eagle Butte, SD
$700,000
03/31/2006 – 03/31/2016
For poverty reduction strategies on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation

Chief Seattle Club
Seattle, WA
$250,000
09/01/2012 – 08/31/2014
Asset Building, Organizational Development and Public Policy for     Homeless/Low-income Urban Indians, a project to provide financial literacy, tax and employment services, and transitional housing assistance for Native Americans living off the reservation in urban areas

Child and Family Policy Center

Des Moines, IA
$50,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
Iowa Poverty Solutions Hub, a statewide center of learning, information-sharing and advocacy around policies that reduce poverty and build prosperity

Children’s Defense Fund

St. Paul, MN
$5,000
07/22/2012 – 07/25/2012
Pursuing Justice for Children and the Poor with Urgency and Persistence, a community and youth empowerment conference

Children’s Home Society of Washington
Seattle, WA
$1,000,000
04/01/2009 – 12/31/2013
Support for workforce development and asset-building strategies to reduce poverty in Seattle

Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation
Pendleton, OR
$100,000
11/01/2011 – 10/31/2013
Native American Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, a learning cohort to build multi-sector partnerships and apply entrepreneurial principles to poverty reduction

Consensus Council Inc.
Bismarck, ND
$100,000
04/01/2012 – 03/31/2014
Support for the North Dakota Economic Security & Prosperity Alliance, a statewide coalition that advocates for policies to reduce poverty and build prosperity

Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)

Washington, DC
$500,000
01/01/2012 – 01/31/2014
Expanding Capacity to Build Assets in the Northwest, a program that will provide data, analysis, public policy training, and organizational assistance to nonprofit asset-building organizations

Council on Foundations
Arlington, VA
$34,500
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
Annual Membership

Dads Make a Difference

Stillwater, MN
$3,000
06/06/2012 – 06/18/2012
Sponsorship of Tying the Knot – Songs for Our Fathers

East Metro Women’s Council

White Bear Lake MN
$2,500
09/03/2012 – 08/31/2013
A grant to support the operating budget of East Metro Women’s Council

Economic Policy Institute
Washington, DC
$5,000
12/10/2012 – 12/12/2012
Sponsorship of the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN)

El Centro de la Raza
Seattle, WA
$50,000
11/01/2012 – 10/31/2013
Support for Volunteering Coordinating and Capacity Building, a grant to increase volunteer participation in El Centro’s employment readiness and financial literacy programs

Express Advantage
Seattle, WA
$75,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
Advanced Asset Building for the Unbanked and the Under-banked, a program to help low-income people learn about banking and personal financial management tools

$18,000
03/15/2012 – 08/31/2012
For the Human Capital Development Loan Program, a joint enterprise of SkillUp Washington, Express Credit Union, and Express Advantage to conduct research into a new type of loan for low-income workers who are advancing their educations

Farmworker Housing Development Corporation

Woodburn, OR
$75,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
For the CAPACES Leadership Institute Economic Corporation Equity Project, which will fund program operations, personal finance training and asset-building programs

First Children’s Finance
Minneapolis, MN
$75,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
For Iowa Financial Education, Consultation and Access to Capital for Child Care Businesses, a grant to provide training, financing, and access to credit for child care providers of low- and moderate-income families

First Peoples Fund

Rapid City, SD
$130,000
10/01/2012 – 09/30/2014
For Strengthening Native Economies and the Capacity of Tribal Bearers through Artist Entrepreneurship, a program to sharpen the entrepreneurial skills of Native American artists and culture bearers

Four Bands Community Fund Inc.
Eagle Butte, SD
$100,000
11/01/2011 – 10/31/2013
Native American Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, a learning cohort to build multi-sector partnerships and apply entrepreneurial principles to poverty reduction

$25,000
01/01/2012 – 06/30/2012
Uniting and Strengthening Native CDFIs, a project to increase the organizational abilities of the CDFI network

$75,000
07/01/2012 – 12/31/2013
For the Native CDFI Network, efforts to strengthen and unify Native-led community development financial institutions

$75,000
07/01/2012 – 12/31/2013
Fiscal sponsor of South Dakota Indian Business Alliance and the Forging Indian Business in South Dakota, a project to create a statewide loan fund and assistance for Native-owned businesses on South Dakota Indian reservations

Fresh Air Inc. (KFAI Radio)
Minneapolis, MN
$15,000
03/30/2012 – 12/30/2012
Conservations with Al McFarlane – Focus on Minority Business Development, a radio program exploring wealth creation strategies

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys
St. Paul, MN
$5,000
04/21/2012 – 04/21/2012
Sponsorship of the Girls Scouts Centennial Awards Gala

Givens Foundation

Minneapolis, MN
$10,000
10/20/2012 – 10/31/2012
Sponsorship of the Inaugural Gala

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
Sebastopol, CA
$100,000
05/01/2012 – 04/30/2014
Advancing Immigrant Economic Integration, a project to support low-income immigrant and refugee efforts to build a better life by expanding economic opportunities and promoting citizenship

$5,000
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
Annual Membership

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Washington, DC
$5,750
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
Annual Membership

Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington
Portland, OR
$2,789
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
Annual Membership

Grants Managers Network
Washington, DC
$2,000
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
Annual Membership

Headwaters Foundation for Justice
Minneapolis, MN
$500
05/16/2012 – 05/17/2012
Sponsorship of the 14th annual Allies for Justice Awards Dinner

$23,000
12/15/2011 – 06/30/2012
To Administer Scholarships for Grassroots & Groundwork Conference in 2012

$50,000
07/01/2011 – 08/31/2012
Support for Twin Cities African American Leadership Forum

$150,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
Support for African American Leadership Forum regional work

Hispanics in Philanthropy
San Francisco, CA
$3,000
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
Annual Membership

Homes of Oakridge Human Services
Des Moines, IA
$12,305
11/01/2012 – 06/30/2013
Transitions Intensive Job Readiness and Placement Program, which will provide job training and placement for refugees, immigrants and hard-to-employ workers

Hunkpati Investments Inc.
Fort Thompson, SD
$100,000
11/01/2011 – 10/31/2013
For participation in the Native American Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, a learning cohort to build multi-sector partnerships and apply entrepreneurial principles to poverty reduction

Idaho Community Action Network
Boise, ID
$50,000
10/01/2012 – 09/30/2013
Radio Voz de Magic Valley, which provides programming on health, education, immigration and services to reduce poverty

Immigrant Development Center
Moorhead, MN
$80,000
10/01/2012 – 09/30/2014
Entrepreneurial Training/Micro-lending, providing financial education and access to capital for low-incomes immigrants who want to start businesses

Independent Sector
Washington, DC
$11,000
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
Annual Membership

Iowa CareGivers Association
West Des Moines, IA
$115,000
10/01/2011 – 09/30/2013
The Direct-Care Workforce in Iowa: Sustaining Sectoral Anti-Poverty Work During a Critical Year, a project to help direct-care workers build assets and wealth

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
Des Moines, IA
$50,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
For the Economic Justice Organizing Project, an effort to mobilize Iowans around strategies to fight foreclosures, payday lending and wage theft

Iowa Council of Foundations
Des Moines, IA
$1,000
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
Annual Membership

Iowa Policy Project
Iowa City, IA
$25,000
02/15/2012 – 08/15/2012
Coalition for a Better Iowa, which is working to build a strong state revenue stream to fund quality education, medical and human services

$85,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
Strengthening Pathways to the Middle Class, a project to promote statewide policies that make it easier for low-income working families to move out of poverty

ISED Ventures
Des Moines, IA
$100,000
10/01/2012 – 09/30/2014
For the Latino Microenterprise Development Program, work to help rural Latinos in southeast Iowa develop small businesses

Lakota Fund
Kyle, SD
$100,000
11/01/2011 – 10/31/2013
For participation in the Native American Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, a learning cohort to build multi-sector partnerships and apply entrepreneurial principles to poverty reduction

Latino Economic and Development Center
Blackfoot, ID
$63,000
10/01/2012 – 10/31/2013
For Rural Latino Micro-Enterprise and Lending Circles, which will offer small business training and peer-to-peer lending

Latino Economic Development Center
Minneapolis, MN
$75,000
10/01/2012 – 09/30/2014
Fiscal sponsor for Hmong American Farmer’s Association, which received the grant for General Operating Support

$125,000
04/01/2012 – 03/31/2014
Support for the For Minnesota Rural Farming and Agricultural Latino Co-op Initiative, a project to increase operational abilities in rural areas

$25,000
04/15/2012 – 01/31/2013
Fiscal Sponsor of the Minnesota Latino Caucus and the Minnesota Latino Round Table Discussion, an effort to create a collaborative agenda for civic participation within the Latino community

Little Earth of United Tribes Housing Corporation
Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
04/01/2012 – 03/31/2013
Support for the Little Earth Home Ownership Initiative

Local Initiatives Support Corporation – Duluth
Duluth, MN
$100,000
10/01/2012 – 09/30/2013
Duluth at Work, a partnership with the City of Duluth to provide training, coaching, mentoring and access to employment opportunities for low-income workers

Lummi Nation Service Organization
Bellingham, WA
$400,000
03/31/2006 – 03/31/2016
Venture Partnership – to support the ‘Promoting Prosperity Lummi Nation Ventures Program’

Lutheran Social Services Housing Inc.
Fargo, ND
$75,000
10/01/2012 – 12/31/2013
Socially Responsible Investing – Affordable Housing and Child Care in Rural North Dakota, which will provide research and development of a low-interest loan fund for affordable housing and child care facilities in rural areas

Main Street Project
Minneapolis, MN
$125,000
04/01/2012 – 03/31/2014
Rural Enterprise Center Program, which engages low-income entrepreneurs in poultry production and community gardens

Metropolitan Economic Development Association

Minneapolis, MN
$15,000
05/22/2012 – 03/31/2013
For the Federal Credit Union Feasibility Study

Micro Grants
Minneapolis, MN
$1,000
09/25/2012 – 09/27/2012
Sponsorship of People of Potential Event

Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance

Minneapolis, MN
$128,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
Support for the Minnesota Asset-Building Coalition

Migizi Communications Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$277,000
07/01/2012 – 12/31/2014
Seventh Generation Wealth Creation Strategies, work to support a Native American youth social entrepreneurship pilot program

Minneapolis Urban League
Minneapolis, MN
$75,000
04/01/2012 – 03/31/2013
Building Assets and Workforce in the African American Community, a grant to support The Urban League’s new strategic plan for increasing employment and assets among low-income people of color

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
St. Paul, MN
$60,000
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Support for the MN Budget Project, an initiative that provides research and analysis in order to bring about positive state budget outcomes for low- and moderate-income Minnesotans and communities of color

$75,000
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
Building Collaborative Capacity in Minnesota to Bring About Positive State Budget Outcomes, a grant to protect anti-poverty polices from state budget cuts

$34,928
04/02/2012 – 01/31/2013
For the Native American Nonprofit Economy Report

Minnesota Council on Foundations
Minneapolis, MN
$24,000
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
Annual Membership

$500
02/10/2012 – 02/10/2012
Sponsorship of the Twin Cities Funders Briefing

MinnPost
Minneapolis, MN
$100,000
10/15/2012 – 09/30/2013
Predatory Lending: An Investigative Report, a grant to provide a series of investigative reports on predatory lending in Minnesota

Mission Asset Fund
San Francisco, CA
$100,000
11/01/2011 – 10/31/2013
For the Northwest Lending Circles Capacity Building Project, work to expand a peer-lending program among the unbanked

Montana Budget and Policy Center
Helena, MT
$100,000
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2013
Support for the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative, which conducts research and analysis on policies that impact low- and moderate-income families

$20,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
Partnership for Montana’s Future, a grant to fund advocacy work on budget and tax policies that reduce poverty and build prosperity

Mountain States Group Inc.

Boise, ID
$100,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
For Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy, a grant to provide research and analysis on state tax and budget policies in Idaho

$125,000
04/01/2012 – 03/31/2013
For Growing Green Businesses, a program to develop and expand green businesses

National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders
San Antonio, TX
$10,000
05/30/2012 – 06/30/2013
To Administer Scholarships for Grassroots & Groundwork Conference in 2012

$250,000
06/01/2012 – 05/31/2014
For the Northwest Collaborative of Latino Asset Builders, a renewal grant to expand regional partnerships in leadership development and small business strategies

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
Washington, DC
$6,000
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
Annual Membership

$10,000
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
General Operating Support

National Urban League Inc.
New York, NY
$10,000
01/01/2012 – 02/28/2012
Sponsorship of Urban League’s Association of Executives Convening

Native American Community Development (NADC)
Browning, MT
$50,000
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
NACDC Mini-Bank Train the Trainer Corporation Program

Native American Community Development Institute
Minneapolis, MN
$75,000
06/01/2011 – 05/31/2013
Advancing Strategies for Prosperity, a project that will support the American Indian Community Blueprint and the American Indian Cultural Corridor

Native American Development Corporation
Billings, MT
$250,000
07/01/2012 – 05/31/2013
Sustaining Community Organizations through Social Enterprises, a project to create a business equity fund that would offer more loans to Native American-owned businesses

Native American Youth and Family Center
Portland, OR
$10,000
10/01/2012 – 12/31/2013
Matching Grant for the 2012 Paddle Raise

$500,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
Native Urban Organizations, a project that applies social entrepreneurship principles to improve family financial stability

$150,000
10/01/2012 – 09/30/2014
Support for Coalition of Communities of Color for Foundation for State Equity: Advocacy, Capacity, and Accountability, an initiative to expand racial equity advocacy from the city of Portland to the state or Oregon level

$3,000
11/09/2012 – 11/10/2012
Sponsorship of the 9th Annual NAYA Family Center Auction & Gala

Native Americans in Philanthropy
Minneapolis, MN
$4,000
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
Annual Membership

$75,000
11/01/2011 – 10/31/2013
Visioning Capacity Building & Leadership Development 2030 & Beyond, which will support development of internal leadership to carry out NAP’s regional and national work

Native Youth Leadership Alliance (NYLA)

Pine Ridge, SD
$175,000
04/01/2012 – 03/31/2014
For the NYLA Strategic Partnerships and Sustainability Plan Development, which will support recruitment and development of college students who participate in an inter-generational leadership program

Neighborhood Development Center
St. Paul, MN
$75,000
09/01/2012 – 08/31/2013
Innovations in Community Economic Development, a program that offers business training, develops local food systems and fosters collaboration between rural and urban economies

Neighborhood Funders Group
Washington, DC
$1,600
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
Annual Membership

Neighborhood Partnerships Inc.
Portland, OR
$75,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
For Oregon Thrives Coalition – Securing Oregon’s Future: Building Household Financial Resilience, a project to develop partnerships and advocacy to improve policies that reduce poverty

NEON (Northside Economic Opportunity Network)
Minneapolis, MN
$20,000
10/01/2012 – 03/31/2013
General Operating Support

Nexus Community Partners
St Paul, MN
$50,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2013
Planning for Equitable Outcomes: Building Assets and Reducing Poverty in the Twin Cities, a project to expand asset-building opportunities along four proposed light-rail transit corridors in the Twin Cities.

North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations
Bismarck, ND
$3,075
07/01/2012 -09/01/2013
Sponsorship for Convening of North Dakota Nonprofits

Northside Achievement Zone
Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
11/01/2012 – 10/31/2013
Career and Financial Pathways, a program to connect low-income families with career and financial resources

Northwest Native Development Fund
Nespelem, WA
$100,000
11/01/2011 -10/31/2013
Support for participation in the Native American Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, a learning cohort to build multi-sector partnerships and apply entrepreneurial principles to poverty reduction

NWAF Employee Discretionary Grant Program
Various locations
$10,000
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
For the NWAF Employee Discretionary Grant Program, which enables three employees per quarter to each direct a $1,000 grant to a nonprofit organization aligned with the Foundation’s mission

NWAF Employee Matching Gift Program
Various locations
$11,825
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
For the Employee Matching Gift Program, through which the Foundation matches employee donations to 501(c)3 organizations.

Ohio State University Foundation
Columbus, OH
$25,000
10/25/2010 – 09/01/2012
Support for a Kirwan Institute report on the African American Leadership Forum

OMB Watch
Washington, DC
$75,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2013
Fiscal sponsor of Public Works and Making the Case for Government’s Role in Fighting Poverty and Building Prosperity, an initiative to build the ability of organizations to promote policies that reduce poverty and create economic opportunities

Opportunity Link Inc.
Havre, MT
$90,000
07/01/2012 – 12/31/2013
Building Prosperity in Frontier Northcentral Montana, a project that will apply a social entrepreneurship approach to inequities Native Americans face in employment, access to business capital, and public policy improvements

Oregon Business Council Charitable Institute
Portland, OR
$50,000
10/01/2012 – 09/30/2013
Oregon Prosperity Initiative, Poverty Research and Analysis, providing poverty data for public policy advocacy

Oregon Center for Public Policy
Silverton, OR
$50,000
04/01/2012 – 03/31/2013
Oregon State Fiscal Analysis Initiative, which conducts research and analysis of tax and budget policies that impact low- and moderate-income workers

Oregon Native American Business & Entrepreneurial Network
Portland, OR
$452,216
10/15/2011 – 10/31/2013
Supplemental support to lead the Native American Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, a learning cohort to build multi-sector partnerships and apply entrepreneurial principles to poverty reduction

Partnership to End Poverty
Redmond, OR
$250,000
11/01/2009 – 07/31/2013
To support poverty reduction strategies in Central Oregon

People’s Partners for Community Development
Lame Deer, MT
$60,000
10/01/2012 – 09/30/2013
Increasing Prosperity in Native Communities, a project to provide access to capital and business support for new businesses on reservations

Philanthropy Northwest
Seattle, WA
$50,000
06/01/2012 – 05/31/2014
For the Philanthropy Northwest Capacity Building Campaign, expanding work around public policy and strategic communications

$23,380
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
Annual Membership

PolicyLink
Oakland, CA
$5,000
03/01/2012 – 06/30/2012
Minnesota’s Tomorrow Report, a multimedia series that will include economic and demographic trends from Minnesota

$100,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2013
For Equity Capacity Building, a project to build leadership and involvement of people of color and low-income workers in equity and policy discussions

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives
Portland, OR
$2,000
03/31/2012 – 05/01/2012
Sponsorship of Dancing with the Stars of Portland fundraiser

Potlatch Fund
Seattle, WA
$250,000
10/01/2012 – 09/30/2015
Redefining Potlatch Fund’s Approach Towards Building Capacity within the Native Nonprofit Sector in the Pacific Northwest, which will support additional staffing and program work with nonprofit organizations that serve Native Americans

Rural Dynamics Inc.
Great Falls, MT
$50,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
Fiscal sponsor of the Montana Indian Business Alliance and its Capacity Building, Native Business Owners & Lenders Convening, and Tribal Governance & Infrastructure Summit, work to strengthen abilities to serve small business on Indian reservations.

$103,500
04/01/2012 – 03/31/2014
For Family Economic Security, a project that will provide asset- and wealth-building strategies in rural and reservation communities in Montana

Sabathani Community Center
Minneapolis, MN
$1,500
10/18/2012 – 10/18/2012
Sponsorship of Sabathani Gala – The Starlight Celebration

Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation
St. Paul, MN
$2,500
09/01/2012 – 08/31/2013
Sponsorship of Alumni & Friends of Saint Paul Public Schools

Self Enhancement Inc.
Portland, OR
$100,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
Support for the Portland African American Leadership Forum

$30,000
06/01/2012 – 05/31/2013
Support for the Portland African American Leadership Forum

Snake River Basin Business Association Inc.
Fort Hall, ID
$60,000
10/01/2012 – 09/30/201
Small Business/Community Development on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation

South Dakota Voices For Children
Sioux Falls, SD
$100,000
01/01/2012 – 12/31/2013
Support for the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative, which conducts research and analysis on policies that impact low- and moderate-income families

$50,000
07/24/2012 – 07/23/2013
Poverty Reduction through Coalition and Asset Building, a project to increase understanding of and engagement in policy solutions to reduce poverty and build assets among low-income families

Spokane Tribe of Indians/Spokane Tribe Enterprises
Wellpinit, WA
$50,000
10/01/2012 – 09/30/2013
For the Sparking Ideas Project, which has a goal of creating jobs and building the tribal economy through small business development

Stairstep Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
$2,650
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Sponsorship of “The Table” events

$50,000
01/01/2012 – 03/31/2013
For Economic Development Efforts, work to increase access to jobs, small business development, and home ownership in North Minneapolis

Summit Academy OIC
Minneapolis, MN
$95,000
04/01/2012 – 03/31/2013
Vertical and Horizontal Program Expansion, a program to create job training and job placement opportunities for low-income workers in St. Paul and on the Leech Lake Reservation

$50,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2013
Support for the HIRE Minnesota Coalition advocacy efforts to ensure minorities, low-income, and disadvantaged workers have access to jobs created through public investments

Taala Fund
Taholah, WA
$100,000
11/01/2011 – 10/31/2013
Support for the Native American Social Entrepreneurship Initiative – Quinault Asset Building Initiative

Tacoma Urban League
Tacoma, WA
$75,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2013
Support for the Tacoma African American Leadership Forum

The Director’s Council
Des Moines, IA
$75,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
Support for the Des Moines African American Leadership Forum

$25,000
02/05/2010 – 06/30/2012
Support for the Iowa African American Leadership Forum

The Nature Conservancy
Seattle, WA
$105,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
The Northwest Sustainable Forestry Workforce Project, which seeks to created a skilled Native American workforce capable of restoring and managing the health of the forest

The NetWork for Better Futures
Minneapolis, MN
$95,000
11/01/2012 – 10/31/2013
Support for Better Futures Enterprises, which offers training and employment opportunities in the recycling industry for prior offenders

The Northland Foundation
Duluth, MN
$25,000
07/31/2012 – 08/03/2012
For the Business Flood Recovery Fund, assisting business owners who suffered loss from flooding in northern Minnesota

The Saint Paul Foundation
St. Paul, MN
$25,000
03/01/2012 – 02/28/2014
Central Corridor Funders Collaborative, which seeks to increase affordable housing, collaboration, and a strong local economy around the new Central Corridor light rail line

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation
Porcupine, SD
$200,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
Capacity, Leadership and Asset Development Project, a grant to strengthen organizational ability to manage a business and housing development plan on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Tiwahe Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
$125,000
10/01/2012 – 09/30/2014
Advancing Leadership for Social Change and Impact in the American Indian Community, which is development of a statewide leadership network to provide more effective services to Native Americans in urban Minnesota

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Minneapolis, MN
$2,500
04/21/2012 – 04/22/2012
Sponsorship of the Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala

$100,000
11/01/2012 – 10/31/2013
For A World of Hope Capacity Building Campaign, a project to improve public policies that reduce poverty and to prepared low-income families for home ownership

University of Minnesota – Sponsored Projects Admin.
Minneapolis, MN
$100,000
06/01/2012 – 05/31/2014
For the Ideas for Action award – Making Prosperity a Possibility for All, a national competitive awards program seeking new ideas for asset- and wealth-building policies

$50,000
06/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
Sponsorship of the Fourth World Conference on Racial and Economic Inequalities

$1,000
10/10/2012 – 10/12/2012
Sponsorship of one table at the Fourth World Conference

University of Minnesota Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
$17,503
09/01/2012 – 08/31/2013
For the Humphrey School of Public Affairs to provide two internships

University of Washington – Office of Sponsored Programs
Seattle, WA
$100,000
06/01/2012 – 05/31/2014
For the Ideas for Action Awards – Making Prosperity Possible for All, a national competitive awards program seeking new ideas for asset- and wealth-building policies

Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
$5,000
11/01/2012 – 12/31/2012
General Operating Support

Washington Asset Building Coalition
Seattle, WA
$50,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
Advancing K-12 Financial Education in Washington State, a two-year public awareness and advocacy campaign to strengthen state requirements for financial education in public schools

Washington Community Alliance for Self-Help
Seattle, WA
$100,000
10/01/2012 – 09/30/2014
Latino Program Expansion – Snohomish County, work to provide training and support for Latinos who aspire to start their own enterprises

Washington State Budget and Policy Center
Seattle, WA
$50,000
07/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
For the Washington State Fiscal Analysis Initiative, renewal of a grant to provide research and analysis on tax and budget policies that impact low- and moderate-income families

Way to Grow
Minneapolis, MN
$25,000
09/01/2012 – 08/31/2013
Financial Management Training, a grant to provide financial literacy classes for low-income families

$1,300
04/27/2012 – 04/29/2012
Sponsorship of the 2012 Way to Grow Shine celebration

White Earth Land Recovery Project
Callaway, MN
$100,000
09/15/2012 – 09/14/2014
Technology, Policy, Sustainable Development, and Wealth Stabilization, a wealth creation model based on renewable energy, conservation and green jobs.

YWCA of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
$5,000
10/15/2012 – 10/19/2012
Sponsorship of the 10th Annual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race

$4,700
03/22/2012 – 03/21/2013
Sponsorship of the 16th Annual Circle of Women Luncheon

Grand Total    $14,292,521